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"How Shall They Hear?": Effective Preaching for Vital Faith [Paperback]

By Samuel DeWitt Proctor (Author)
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There is "a new audience facing the preacher of the gospel today," writes Dr. Proctor. Addressing the needs of this new audience, one that lives in an ever-changing world, Proctor explores four vital faith issues that he sees as the basis of relevant preaching. First presented as the 1990 Lyman Beecher Lectures on Preaching at Yale Divinity School, these concepts are described by Dr. Proctor as "the basic messages that hearers are listening for from the preacher." Preachers seeking to bring the Gospel alive to the person in the pew will find sermon preparation fired with powerful ideas as Proctor explores four faith propositions: God's presence and participation in human affairs; spiritual renewal that restores and redeems human nature and that is available to all; the achieving of genuine community through God's enduring love for humanity; the experiencing of eternity in the here and now. Speaking to both pastor and layperson, Dr. Proctor offers spirit-enriching messages for group study, personal reflection, and preparation of sermons that meet the deepest needs of today's Christians.

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Studio: Judson Pr
Pages   104
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.52" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.33"
Weight:   0.34 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 12, 1992
Publisher   Judson Press
ISBN  0817011722  
ISBN13  9780817011727  

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More About Samuel DeWitt Proctor

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Samuel DeWitt Proctor, Th.D. is Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University and the Pastor Emeritus of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. He earned a doctorate in theology at Boston University, became president of two colleges -- Virginia Union, his Alma Mater and North Carolina A&T -- and served as associate director of the Peace Corps under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. He was also a speechwriter for Hubert Humphrey's presidential campaign of 1968, was Associate General Secretary of the National Council of Churches, and headed up the Institute for Services to Education. Ultimately he served as Lyman Beecher Lecturer at Yale in 1990, professor at Vanderbilt University, United Theological Seminary, and Duke University. He lives in New Jersey.

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New seminarians will love this encouraging work.  May 21, 2009
Dr. Proctor delivers the purpose and passion for preachers in this book, if one has been called to preach the word of God, then this book will greatly enhance your understanding behind the psychology and philosophy and need for you to preach.

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